Legs Swelling and High Sodium Intake, Urinary Tract Infection

There is a day I don’t feel well, either I have headache or my hands and legs get swollen.  There are times to my blood pressure isn’t normal especially my diastolic pressure. It was been long that I was urge by my mother to get a medical test to check if  there is something wrong with my health, it was also advised by the village nurse so when my father had his medical tests done I did too.

My blood test was normal, my sugar and uric wasn’t high, my kidney is healthy but my urinalysis isn’t good I have a urinary tract infection I guess from holding on to my pee at night was too lazy to get up and use the bathroom,  or is from eating dirty food?  I love eating street foods if you may ask. The doctor prescribed a three day antibiotic for me to take which made me to drink too often, I don’t drink that much before because it is burdensome to always use the bathroom.

[Waiting for the doctor to arrive, the clinic was too small you can literally hear why the patient see a doctor]

Anyway, since my kidney test is good. There was nothing wrong with me I just need to reduce my salt intake because it turns out too much sodium in the body can cause swelling and can cause the heart to work harder I guess that’s why my diastolic pressure is higher than normal, and why I am suffering from frequent headache. I have found out that overtime increase of sodium intake can put too much stress into the heart which can lead to stroke or heart failure.

If our body has quota for sodium levels, I think my body had reached its quota. I have been eating unhealthy food for many years with J, like pizza, fried chicken, salty chips and instant noodles then when I went home I did the same, eating salty foods like instant noodles, salty chips and peanuts. Instant noodles are cheap and easy to prepare so it is the easiest way for me to fill my empty stomach when hungry.

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Feeling Bad for Being Snobbish and Rude at Times

We have different character and different approached to people. I am type of person who is snobbish and doesn’t really smile unless I know you; I won’t really open a conversation unless you open first. Just like an old crazy genius had told me a long time ago I am type of person who doesn’t trust at first sight, he said I observed first before speaking to someone and once I am being comfortable I easily trust and I am being too talkative. He was able to blurted it out when my classmates and I saw him in the public park;  he is known for being a walking encyclopaedia and as young students who can’t even memorized all the lessons at school my friends excitedly approached him and asked the scientific names of things on their mind. They all went amazed and asked so many things while I was just in the back looking at them and listening and that’s where he blurted out that I am different.

These past few days I am feeling bad for being rude and not socially inclined, like for not speaking a word when someone is talking at me or just nodding when someone asked me something. We cater photocopy at home with the use of a printer, $10 a month was already good since there we really don’t have a lot of customers just neighbors who are burdensome to go town to get one document to be photocopied.

One day while photocopying some music sheets for a church, I was asked by the customer if I was a COP student way back on college, I corrected it by saying Information Technology and then he blurted out that he was seeing me around back then (seeing in the school or maybe institute) instead of asking him what year he was or what was his course I just keep my mouth shut, yeah right I didn’t say a word nor continue a conversation.  When the customer was gone I have asked my sister if I did the right thing of not speaking, my sister chuckled on disbelief, she said I was too rude and so snobbish for not uttering any word.

Today it happens again, someone came to our house to have some documents to be photocopied. I was perplexed when she went inside our house with her slippers on; it was a strict rule inside our house not to bring our dirty slippers inside. Since I don’t feel good about it when she asked to sit in our chair instead of happily saying yes I just made a letter O sound and when she was gone I have asked my mother if I did the right thing or if I was being rude again. My mother didn’t answer me directly she just told me I should just let her with her slippers on since that’s how it works on their house and today my guilt is eating me again and can’t stop thinking about it, thinking that I am being too rude again to people.

Am I really rude?

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Short Visit at the Sunflower Farm in San Andres

Nothing much happening around, my health is deteriorating and I am struggling to be normal. Anyway, I don’t want to talk about it because it seems this blog is going to be a health blog soon.

My sister have been bugging me to see the sunflower farm at the nearby town, we have planned to see it for almost a month already but we keep postponing to see it so when we had a chance we finally did, we are not able to tagged along my father because he work even on Sundays just to get by, he is actually been complaining of being tired but what else he can do he have to feed me (lol).

The sunflower farm located in San Andres wasn’t that hard to find, the entrance fee cost P30.00 which is less than a dollar if you had it converted. My sister was all excited when I am a bit disappointed, it wasn’t that great as it was seems to be maybe because it was summer and the flowers wasn’t that huge or maybe because I have seen sunflower bigger and beautiful than from the farm or I guess nothing excites me anymore?

Anyway, my mother seems more excited seeing ripe papayas on sale for a cheaper price in the entrance of the Sunflower farm than wandering around the sunflower beds, she actually doesn’t want to look around if we didn’t told her that it was a waste not to consume her entrance fee. Well, she wandered a bit and then asked if she could sit and the next thing we knew she was already sitting near the booth where cheap papaya fruit were sold.

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Accident and First Aid Kit at Home

Many parents says raising a child is hard but for me raising a parent is harder. No matter how many times you told your mother that she is not allowed to eat this and that, and not to do this and that. It is to no avail she will eat and do what she want so yesterday she fell and slid in our stairs. Good thing she didn’t hit her head and broke only a toe nails and since my father brought the first-aid kit to work I practically chew young moringa leaves so I could stop the bleeding in her feet.

So this is what I got on my shopping bag last night, petroleum jelly to treat minor burns, antibacterial ointment for cuts and wounds, pau liniment for muscle and back pains (she need to get a massage now since she is complaining of sore body), betadine to treat fresh wounds, basically they are all for first aid. There goes a part of my funds for Saturday, I am planning to visit a diagnostic center on the weekend to have a medical check-up eh but I guess my health can wait. 💉

Oh well, my sister told our mother to be careful and not to let me jump out of my chair again, because I might die first before her due to high blood or shock on seeing her doing gymnast moves in the stairs.

Good thing my blood pressure is normal these days, thanks to regular intake of pineapple juice. 🍍

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